Dasari Narayana Rao responding well to treatment

Hyderabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Veteran Telugu filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao, who was hospitalised here earlier this week after he complained of breathing-related problems, is apparently showing signs of recovery post surgery, hospital officials said on Friday.

The 74-year-old has been admitted to Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd (KIMS), where he is undergoing treatment for infection in lungs and kidneys.

“He’s responding to treatment very well. As he showed quick signs of recovery, we didn’t have to put him on dialysis. In the next two days, he will also be taken off the ventilator support,” Bollineni Bhaskar Rao, Managing Director and CEO of KIMS, said in a statement.

The National Award-winning filmmaker holds a record of directing over 125 films and producing 50 others.

Some of his best films include “Premabhishekam”, “Meghasandesham”, Osey Ramulamma and “Tata Manavadu” among others.

He had recently announced his plans to make a biopic on late actress and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.